Avocado Buttermilk Dressing

So now that you know how to cut an avocado, let’s put it to good use!  This dressing is creamy and fabulous.  It’s a bit reminiscent of a Green Goddess dressing.  The creamy avocado pairs nicely with the buttermilk, and a bit of basil makes it fresh and summery.  There’s a little kick to it from the pepper and raw garlic to give it some sparkle.  I used this on my favorite meal, taco salad, but this would also be great as just a standard creamy dressing and would go well with grilled vegetables or chicken as well.

Avocado Buttermilk DressingAvocado Buttermilk Dressing (A Seat at the Table)

Makes about 1 cup

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens (June 2013)

  • 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 5-6 basil leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

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